Re: electric meme bombs

From: Van oost Kenneth (
Date: Sat 19 Oct 2002 - 13:53:52 GMT

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    ----- Original Message ----- From: "Wade T.Smith" <>
    > On Tuesday, October 15, 2002, at 08:46 , wrote:
    > > What is important for the identity of the meme is
    > > the overall excitation/dampening pattern to which it corresponds.
    > Which pattern is _incomplete_ (if not unknown and unknowable) until the
    > behavior is behaved, and all those excitations (signals sent to muscles
    > to fire, and the signals coming back) actually happen....
    > The meme is the behavior. It is the cuckoo of the clock. It is not the
    > idea (or any merely mental patternings) of slapping someone's face when
    > they try to kiss you too brazenly, but the performance of the slap
    > itself.
    > Since there can be no discernible memetic identity without this
    > behavior, there can be no meme at _any_ distance, (yes, spacetime), from
    > performance. The meme is the performance. It is the behavior.

    What about autistic children Wade !? Those show at the least no comprehensive behavior, do you claim they have no memes either !? So, in a sense you say that within the working of their brain there is NO memetic activity !?

    Just a question,



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